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Oh Mickey, what a pity, Toni Basil won't take the stand

Back in August, Toni Basil—the accomplished choreographer who is still best known for her 1981 hit “Mickey”—filed a massive lawsuit against Disney, Viacom, the people behind South Park, and clothing retail chain Forever 21 for unauthorized use of her song. Basil believed that a company called Razor And Tie Direct had…

Anne Hathaway in talks to star in next film from Mudbound's Dee Rees

Mudbound recently nabbed four Oscar nominations, but director Dee Rees isn’t waiting for the ceremony in two weeks before she starts planning her next project. According to Variety, Rees is set to adapt Joan Didion’s 1996 political thriller The Last Thing He Wanted, with Anne Hathaway currently in talks to star. As …

New Tomb Raider Barbie finally gives the doll a good stealth assassination weapon

Over the decades, Barbie has proven herself to be absurdly competent at nearly every career she pursues, whether it’s video game development or directing A Wrinkle In Time, but all of her various jobs have actually just been preparing Barbie for her greatest challenge yet: surviving on a dangerous island full of…

BAFTA Film Awards honor Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri above all others

The Shape Of Water and Get Out have been the favorites during this year’s award season, with both making good showings at multiple award shows and setting their hopes high for the upcoming Academy Awards in March, but the British Academy somewhat broke from the pack a bit for today’s BAFTA Film Awards by giving Three…

Kanye West settles lawsuit over canceled Saint Pablo Tour

In 2016, Kanye West suddenly canceled his Saint Pablo Tour after a series of bizarre performances, followed by West checking himself into the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Center and suing the tour insurers for refusing to pay out his claim. The insurer, Lloyd’s Of London, then countersued on the grounds that West’s…

Kevin Feige is still being cagey about that all-female Marvel team-up movie

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to introduce more and more female heroes who could easily carry their own film—like Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, half the cast of Black Panther, and of course Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow—Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has simultaneously been the biggest supporter and the…

Read This: An oral history of Bob Costas' horrible pink eye infection at the 2014 Winter Games

As various young athletes push themselves to the limits this week, competing against each other for glory and validation on the world stage, Vulture has scored what might be the ultimate in 2018 Winter Olympics coverage: An oral history of that time back in 2014, when Bob Costas got pink eye so bad that he had to be…

Tracy Morgan takes on gentrification in the first trailer for The Last OG

We’ve been keeping an eye on TBS’s upcoming comedy The Last OG for a while now; not only does it feature Tracy Morgan, in his first major TV comedy role since 30 Rock (and the car accident that almost took his life), but it also has the ever-delightful Tiffany Haddish in a starring role as Morgan’s character’s ex.

A couple of guys tried to Vincent Adultman their way into Black Panther last night

Today, in honestly-we’re-kind-of-amazed-we’ve-never-seen-people-try-this-before-in-real-life news: A couple of young guys posted a video of themselves online last night, attempting to sneak into a screening of Black Panther by putting on a trench coat and having one guy sit on the other’s shoulders. It was a classic …

Edgar Wright released his personal playlist of the 50 best movie soundtrack moments

If there’s one possible thing that Baby Driver director Edgar Wright loves even more than the intersection between movies and music, it’s making lists celebrating the intersection between movies and music. Thus, Wright announced tonight—in association with Spotify and its ShowStopper program—his latest indexing of…

Gun law protesters target Marco Rubio with Three Billboards-style public shaming 

Regardless of where you land on its artistic merits, it’s hard to deny that the central image of Martin McDonagh’s Oscar-contender Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri—the three bright, red, accusatory billboards that lend the film its name—is an affecting one. Earlier this week, the signs’ impact was co-opted in…

Here's what's coming to Amazon Prime in March

Amazon announced next month’s crop of new Prime offerings today, teasing fans of the service with new seasons of a couple of the company’s original series—most notably, the return of Giovanni Ribisi’s Sneaky Pete. Criminal bouts of faked identity aren’t the only thing on the Prime docket, though; there’s also a new…

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Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern, and Shailene Woodley will all be back for more Big Little Lies

Variety has confirmed that most of the (non-murdered) cast of HBO’s limited series sensation Big Little Lies will return when it comes back later this year. The network announced today that Zoë Kravitz, Shailene Woodley, and Laura Dern will all be back for the show’s second season, which will deal in large part with…

Martin Freeman would like to add Star Wars to his big list of blockbuster movie franchises

Between The Hobbit films, and his current role in Black Panther (and the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole), Martin Freeman’s got this whole “major film franchise” thing down on lock. Still, that’s no reason for a well-liked British actor to rest on his getting-turned-into-an-action-figure laurels; hence,…

Drag Race All Stars producers sue to stop social media accounts full of spoilers

Social media is a minefield for the spoiler averse; log into Twitter to live-tweet an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, and you could find out (or reveal) who done already done had herses. But the producers behind the reality TV series are not playing around with accounts that are devoted to spoiling the…

Alfre Woodard joins the cast of Empire as Cookie’s mom

When Empire premiered in 2015, it initially centered on Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) dividing up his record-label kingdom among his three sons in a seeming nod to King Lear. But it quickly became the “Cookie Lyon Show,” thanks to Taraji P. Henson’s fierce performance. The show’s full of badass moms, though,…